Founded in 1920, Swansea University stands in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, Britain's first 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. As Wales's second city, Swansea enjoys a full range of social, cultural and sporting amenities and excellent transport links.
Access to Swansea by road, rail and sea is good and Cardiff International Airport is just one hour away. The M4 motorway, the main east-west arterial route from London, leads directly to Swansea. Swansea has a direct hourly rail service from London Paddington (2 hours 55 minutes), and is linked to most other parts of the rail network via Cardiff Central. There are also frequent ferry crossings from Swansea to Cork, in the Republic of Ireland (http://www.directferries.co.uk/swansea.htm and https://online.swanseacorkferries.com/).
Travelling from Airports
From London Gatwick there is a direct National Express coach to Swansea (this must be pre-booked). Alternatively, take a train to Reading for connections to Swansea.
From London Stansted there are train services to London Liverpool St. This is connected, via the underground network, to London Paddington from which there are frequent services to Swansea. Otherwise, take the Stansted-Heathrow shuttle service for coach connections to Swansea.
Cardiff Wales Airport, located 35 miles from Swansea, also offers a range of international services. From Cardiff Airport take the hourly rail service from Rhoose (Cardiff International Airport) changing at Bridgend. Alternatively take a bus or taxi to Cardiff City Centre for train and bus links to Swansea.
Bristol International Airport is linked by a regular coach service to Bristol Temple Meads railway station, from where there are hourly train services to Swansea (change at Cardiff Central).
For train times and bookings, consult www.nationalrail.co.uk or phone 08457 48 49 50. Please note that in the UK limited train services run late evening and at night.
Travelling by Train
Travelling by Coach
Local Taxi Companies
Local Bus Services to the University